François Robert Ewald is the general editor of the entire series of Michel Foucault’s Collège de France lectures and was Foucault’s principal assistant at the Collège de France. Currently, he chairs the Scientific Committee of the Université de l’Assurance and is a fellow of the French Technological Academy.
Ewald recently retired as professor of insurance at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Paris) and as director of the École nationale d’assurances (Paris). His research interests are in the fields of risk and the philosophy of risk, and his publications include L’Etat providence (1986) and Le Principe de precaution (2001, 2008).
Born in Paris, Ewald pursued his interests in philosophy, law, and psychoanalysis in a university setting and obtained his Ph.D. in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris).
He is the editor as well of Foucault’s Dits et Ecrits (with Daniel Defert).